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Gunther's Restaurant

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1601 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-5532
+1 408-266-9022
07:00 - 20:00
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San Jose, California
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249 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoying trying new places for lunch but Gunther's is a perennial favorite. From their classic breakfast items to their delicious sandwiches or their variety of warm German entrees, there is always something that is really, really good to eat. Gunther's is about as close as you are going to get to a classic Chicago deli...

Thank HikingLee
Burlington, Vermont
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263 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Background: Family members from California, Maryland and Vermont gathered at Gunther's for an ad hoc, neighborhood evening meal to remember a recently departed loved one, prior to the next day's memorial service. Verdict: Our motley group shared stories while we enjoyed our evening meal at a neighborhood hang out. There was something for everyone from vegans to vegetarians to meat... More 

Thank GlobalVillage
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed Gunther's. We all had a German specialty for dinner. The red cabbage was quite good. The brats and lamb shank were great. The people are friendly and the service was quick. It's a great neighborhood cafe that happens to serve German food. The lunch sandwiches look good as well. We will be back.

Thank gwfritz
San Jose
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Breakfast corn beef hash w.eggs and toast very very delicious and very home make it not from the can from fresh corn beef I believe is the best corn beef in the bay and if u like eggs Benedict u have to try here they have very nice and creamy sauce u dream of if u want to go u... More 

Thank Gavarin N
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love Gunther's! The owner and staff are wonderful, the food is always delicious, and it's a super convenient location. From breakfast omlettes, to corned beef sandwiches, to matzo ball soup, to the outrageously delicious chocolate chip cookies, I find myself craving s Gunther's fix at least every other week but could easily be talked into it weekly.

Thank HMG1952
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place to get a fresh, moist pastrami sandwich. The meat is warm, very tender, sliced thin and piled high on delicious bread. It is a comfortable foodies dream.

Thank Liz102676
Los Gatos, California
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My search for German food on the internet yielded Gunther's restaurant. I found the menu rather limited in the number of main dishes, however, what they had was looked great. The main dishes I remember were lamb shank and Veal Parmesan, both on my like-very-much list. The lamb shank was exceptional. It was cooked just right and had ample sauce... More 

Thank donwolf20
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast. Gunther has unique offerings, such as Bratwurst or Knackwurst with 2 eggs and real home fries. If you want to tickle your German taste buds, you will love it. Gunther's also offers regular American breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unfortunately closed on Sunday, as I would be visiting each day of the weekend while in town. Btw: Günther... More 

Thank Beate H
Menlo Park
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I had a really bad flu and didn't want anything to eat except matzoh ball soup. Guenthers was the only restaurant nearby that came up in Google. When I called they said they had it, we drove over and got a quart to go. Nearly cured me in one day. Delicious and piping hot even after we got home. The... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We were looking for someplace in San Jose that had corn beef and pastrami and we hit the jackpot at Gunther's. The reuben sandwich and the deli pastrami sandwich fed 3 of us. Both meats have really good seasoning on them. The rye bread was top notch too. We got a side of their mac & cheese that was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-5532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-266-9022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?